Making babies: liberals versus conservatives

Filed under: Your Pregnancy, Development/Milestones: Babies, Sex

I've been trying to figure out how to write about this for a while now. You see, I'm so far left that I'm up to my neck in the Pacific Ocean. So this worries me immensely. According to this article, conservatives are pumping out future voters in far greater numbers than us liberals. (Excepting the Duggars, of course, who I am quite certain are ultra-liberals.)

This has been going on for the last thirty years, apparently, without anyone noticing. Now, I'm not saying this is a conspiracy or anything, but it is a disturbing trend. "When secular-minded Americans decide to have few, or no, children, they unwittingly give a strong evolutionary advantage to the other side of the culture divide," writes Phillip Longman, senior fellow at the New America Foundation. "If 'Metros' don't start having more children, America's future is 'Retro.' " And here I was thinking I was doing the right thing by not contributing to global over-population, when in reality, I'm just helping out the Republicans.

Liberals, in addition to being concerned about over-population and the planet's finite resources, also tend to be more open to using birth control, tend to live in cities where they have less room and money for children, and do not necessarily share the traditional view of large families as being an equally large blessing. And, despite the well-known (and fictional) example of Alex P. Keaton, children apparently overwhelmingly grow up to share their parents' political ideology.

So, what's an overworked, underpaid liberal to do? Should we head for the bedroom and start working on number 3? Or is this really nothing to worry about and it will all sort itself out in the long run? What do you think?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.